Cooking for Health Classes

Do you want to learn to cook healthy, easy and cheap meals on a budget? Then out Cooking for Health classes could be just the thing for you!

Being held at Longley 4G, the six-week course starts on November 6 and runs from 10am-12noon. 

You will learn new cooking techniques, how to plan, budget and follow a recipe to make fresh easy meals. You’ll even get to take home what you cook!

Out now! The Living Well Guide

The latest issue of Living Well in North East Sheffield is available now, and it is packed full of great information and ideas!

The guides are published by Sheffield City Council and have been updated by local organisations in the four quarters of Sheffield, making the content come from the grassroots of the community.

The aim is to provide a one stop guide for services in the area, both for the public to refer to, but also for professional agencies such as GPs and social workers and other support agencies.

Successful Jobs and Careers Fair in Firth Park

The annual Sanctuary Housing Jobs and Careers Fair took place last month at Firth Park Library, and was a resounding success!


There were a variety of employers, trainers and volunteering companies in attendance including Tesco, Exemplar Healthcare, Princes Trust, BHF, Portland Training, the SOAR Volunteer Team and Opportunity Sheffield.

SOAR Works Tenant Profile – The William Merritt Centre

The William Merritt Centre, a long established charity and social enterprise based in Leeds for the last 30 years, opened an additional permanent office in Sheffield in April 2018.


SOAR have been incredibly welcoming and no request has been too much trouble. We are a small team and it has been great to have friendly faces from SOAR and the other tenants to say hello to each day.

FREE Maths Support Group could help YOU!

Do you want to improve your maths skills?


Would you like to help your children with their schoolwork, but can’t because their homework looks confusing? Or perhaps you need to brush up your skills in preparation for returning to education or applying for work?

SOAR organises weekly maths support groups at Sorby House, and best of all… it’s free!

Get up and running with our couch to 5K!

Could you run five kilometres? The answer is probably yes… if you join our Couch to 5K sessions!


Every Wednesday from 4.30-5.30pm at SOAR Works on Knutton Road we have a group of people who are working towards their personal goal of running 5K.

This is suitable for complete begins, and we will start off gently! Learn how to warm up and cool down, and start off with a walk, jog, then run.

Our FREE Women only Empowerment Group is a hit

Burngreave Library is the location for a new Women only empowerment group, which is providing women with the support, help and inspiration to achieve their goals.


Under the slogan “When women support each other, incredible things happen”, the weekly support group takes place in a safe, confidential and friendly environment under the guidance of Asmaa Chaudry.

Snakes alive! Patients find out about SOAR’s services

SOAR wants as many people as possible know about the services we provide, from healthy living advice, employment advice to language, maths lessons and more!

We regularly head out into the community to spread the word about the great work our volunteers and staff do, and last month it was the turn of The Health Care Surgery on Palgrave Road.

It was a Macmillan fundraising morning too, so there were lots of people there who were interested in what SOAR has to offer as well as raising money for a great cause.

New link-up helps create A Better Life

SOAR is teaming up with Sheffield Citizens Advice to work on an exciting new project called A Better Life, which is part of the Age Better in Sheffield scheme.

The project is to be centred around financial inclusion for people over 50 and living in the Burngreave area. 

The team will include a Project Co-ordinator, a Volunteer Development Worker and an Advice Worker from the Citizens Advice Bureau, Khatab Mohamad.